Greeks head to the ballot box in two days for a contest that maydetermine the fate of the world's first democracy and the future ofthe newest reserve currency, while roiling markets from Wellingtonto Wall Street.

Almost 10 million Greeks will vote for the second time in sixweeks after a May 6 ballot failed to yield a government. Theconstitution permits a third election too. The final polls,published on June 1, showed no party set to win a majority. Exitpolls will be released when voting ends at 7 p.m. in Athens, with afirst official result estimate due around 9:30 p.m.

The June 17 vote will turn on whether Greeks, in a fifth year ofrecession, accept open-ended austerity to stay in the euro orreject the conditions of a bailout and risk the turmoil of becomingthe first to exit the 17-member currency. World leaders have saidthey'd prefer a pro-euro result, underscoring concern over globalrepercussions.

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